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Apr 30, 2020

Ziopharm Oncology Announces Poster Presentations at the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology Virtual Meeting

BOSTON, April 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ziopharm Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIOP), today announced that it will be presenting data from its Controlled IL-12 program, or Ad-RTS-hIL-12 plus veledimex (Ad+V), both as monotherapy and in combination with a PD-1 inhibitor (nivolumab) for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, which will be conducted virtually from May 29-31, 2020.

Poster Discussion
Title: Controlled IL-12 in Combination with a PD-1 Inhibitor Subjects with Recurrent Glioblastoma
Presenter: E. Antonio Chiocca, MD, PhD
Abstract: 2510
Poster #: 1
Central Nervous System Tumors
Friday, May 29, 2020
Poster Presentations
Title:  Survival of Subjects with Recurrent Glioblastoma Receiving Intratumoral Administration of Controlled IL-12 with Limited Exposure to Dexamethasone 
Abstract: 2564
Poster #: 55
Session: Central Nervous System Tumors
Date:  Friday, May 29, 2020
Title: Final results of Controlled IL-12 monotherapy in adults with grade III or IV gliomas 
Abstract: 3040
Poster #: 104
Developmental Therapeutics – Immunotherapy
Friday, May 29, 2020

These abstracts will be available on the ASCO website on May 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. ET. All posters, including poster discussions, will be available on the meeting website beginning Friday, May 29 at 8:00 am ET. A copy of the posters/presentations will also be made available on the Scientific and Medical Publications page of Ziopharm’s website.

About Ziopharm Oncology, Inc.
Ziopharm Oncology is an immuno-oncology company focused on developing end-to-end cost-effective solutions using its non-viral Sleeping Beauty platform for T-cell receptor (TCR) and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies and immune-stimulating gene therapy with Controlled interleukin 12 (IL-12). The Sleeping Beauty platform genetically modifies T cells with DNA plasmids to express TCRs to target neoantigens inside and outside hotspots for solid tumors and CAR to target CD19 for blood cancers using the Company’s “Rapid Personalized Manufacturing” to produce and release CAR-T as soon as the day after gene transfer. The Sleeping Beauty platform is being advanced in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Eden BioCell. The Company is also developing its Controlled IL-12 platform, or Ad-RTS-hIL-12 plus veledimex, as monotherapy and in combination with immune checkpoint inhibitors to treat brain cancer, including in collaboration with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

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Ziopharm Oncology Contact:
Chris Taylor
VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Ziopharm Oncology
T: 617.502.1881

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